Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Snake In the Grass...

Pelosi Threat To Sue Bush Over Iraq Bill
By Jonathan E. Kaplan and Elana Schor

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is threatening to take President Bush to court if he issues a signing statement as a way of sidestepping a carefully crafted compromise Iraq war spending bill.

Pelosi recently told a group of liberal bloggers, “We can take the president to court” if he issues a signing statement, according to Kid Oakland, a blogger who covered Pelosi’s remarks for the liberal website DailyKos.com.

“The president has made excessive use of signing statements and Congress is considering ways to respond to this executive-branch overreaching,” a spokesman for Pelosi, Nadeam Elshami, said. “Whether through the oversight or appropriations process or by enacting new legislation, the Democratic Congress will challenge the president’s non-enforcement of the laws.

”It is a scenario for which few lawmakers have planned. Indicating that he may consider attaching a signing statement to a future supplemental spending measure, Bush last week wrote in his veto message, “This legislation is unconstitutional because it purports to direct the conduct of operations of the war in a way that infringes upon the powers vested in the presidency.”

A lawsuit could be seen as part of the Democrats’ larger political strategy to pressure — through a series of votes on funding the war — congressional Republicans to break with Bush over Iraq.




Anonymous bobcat said...

More undermining of this government. Anything to fuck up America...

10:24 PM  
Anonymous teller said...

They don't care how they hurt America - as long as they win.

10:34 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

They'll have a tantrum until they get their way.

11:47 PM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

If they don't like the Prez, make your own shadow diplomacy against America, if you disagree with his policies try and impeach him, and if he still won't budge try and subvert his Constitutional powers by suing him. Yep, that's a demonrat. If they can't get their way, throw a fit.

11:53 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

They'll undermine the government ANYWAY they can. Their priority is not on America--it's on themselves and what they can graspfor themselves.

11:59 PM  
Anonymous cassie said...

I thought the President was immune from being sued in this way?

12:04 AM  

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